Mercator Shipping

Mercator Shipping Limited is a Shipping Company based in Mumbai, India.  They are the 2nd largest private sector shipping company in the nation in terms of tonnage. It’s part of a diversified group and has pioneered several operational areas, e.g. plying vessels in the Tapti river in India.

Mercator Shipping

About the Company

Mercator is a name recognized as a commendable shipping services provider. It has diversified involvement into coal, oil and gas, dredging, commodity transportation, and much more. It has acquired coal mines in Indonesia and Mozambique in order to support the energy requirement in India. Mercator had also been into offshore drilling for quite some time.


Mercator was incorporated in 1983. Initially a private limited company, it went public in 1984. The company made its first public issue in 1993. It is listed on both the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange.


Mercator’s various service areas include wet bulk and crude oil carriage (with a consolidated DWT of more than 750,000 tonnes). It has a substantial fleet size for this purpose. The company is also into dry bulk carriage that is primarily taken care of by its Singapore subsidiary Mercator Lines (Singapore) Ltd (MLS). It carries coal and iron ore to and from India and operates mostly on the Indonesia-India-China circuit.

Several large Indian firms like Tata Power, Vale, Arcelor Mittal, etc. are among the key clients of Mercator. At present, MLS owns and operates close to 20 vessels.

In 2007, Mercator started its dredging operations. It has nearly 10 dredger vessels of different types and capacities. Mercator’s dredging division serves major Indian ports like Paradip, Kandla, New Mangalore, etc. The Indian Navy also avails of their services.

Jobs Available and How to Apply

The company announces time to time for the opening of Tanker, Bulk Career etc.  Interested candidates can call directly to the company phone number and talk to HR regarding the latest job vacancy.

Mercator Limited Head Quarter Address:

Mercator Limited. 83-87, 8th Floor, Mittal Tower,
B Wing, Nariman Point,
Mumbai 400021

Customer Support

Here is the contact number of Mercator Shipping that can be used to connect them for queries related to shipping, job opening, and other queries:

Telephone Number: 022 4037 3333, +91-22-66373333/40373333

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